Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep - Monday 21st December 2020

Monday 21st December 2020

Prime Lambs

A far better trade than what could have been anticipated at Lancaster with the uncertainty of wagons struggling to get abroad and the continued struggles with Covid. The entry of 548 Prime Lambs sold to an overall market average of 204p/kg and a SQQ average of 208p/kg. Butcher type lambs continue to be in demand selling to 259p/kg or £106 from AG Butler, Hambleton purchased by Plumgarths Farm Shop, Kendal. Other lambs from the same home sold to £101 and £98. A consignment from CA Fletcher, Goosnargh sold to a top of £104 for Texel’s with others selling to £100. Continental lambs well fleshed and at handy weights often sold between 215p/kg-225p/kg. Horned lambs peaked at £86 from R Capstick and Son, Ingleton.

Cast Sheep

Cast Sheep trade really does remain buoyant with a few more in the market of 135. James Sanderson, Halton twice topped the market selling pure Texel ewes to £126 with Texel rams also achieving £126. Other Texel ewes sold to £124 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others to £119 from MP Berry, Stalmine. Plenty of continental ewes regularly selling in excess of £100.
Leicester ewes peaked at £112 from AC & K Pye, Abbeystead with tups to £106 from the same home. Mule ewes topped at £100 from H Birkett and Son, Overton with others selling to £96 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Strong mule ewes often selling in the nineties. Dalesbred ewes sold to a top of £73 from R Capstick and Son, Ingleton. All cast sheep forward averaged well into the seventies with over half the sheep forward horned ewes.

Store Lambs

Lancaster fortnightly sale of store lambs had a much reduced entry forward selling to a top of £76 from DJ Hay, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex: £106 Park Farm Barn. Texel: £104 Lakeside View, £101 Park Farm Barn, £100 Hole Off Ellel, £98 Park Farm Barn, £97 Newhouse Farm, £96 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk: £97, £88 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £87.50 North Farm, £87 Cobble Hey Farm, £86.50, £86 Old Woodhouse. Charollais: £94.50 Park Farm Barn, £88 Mill House Farm, £85.50 Lakeside View, £81.50, £73.50 Broseley Hall Farm. Cheviot: £88 Hutton Roof Hall, £84.50 Weaves Farm, £83 Hutton Roof Hall. Dalesbred: £86 Fell End Farm. Mule: £85 Ingleborough Park, £78 Ouzelthorn Farm, £76 Highfield Farm, £75 Yates Farm, £70 Ingleborough Farm. Bluefaced Leicester: £85 Ouzelthorn Farm, £78 Dunkenshaw Farm, Highfield Farm. Continental: £84.50 Higher Snape Farm, £83, £82.50 Oak Avenue, £82 Lower Highfield, £76 New Bungalow. Dorset: £84 Oak Avenue. Teeswater: £82.50, £77 Middle Lee Farm. Gritstone: £78 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Horned: £75.50 Fell End Farm. Swaledale: £74.50, £70 Cobble Hey Farm, £68.50 Yates Farm, £60 Ouzelthorn Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel: £126 Lower Highfield, £124 Bensons Farm, £119 Highgate Farm, £110 Old Glasson Farm, £107 High Hallbeck, £103 Old Glasson Farm. Bluefaced Leicester: £112 Dunkenshaw Farm. Mule: £100 North Farm, £96 Bensons Farm, £94 North Farm, £89 Bensons Farm, Old Glasson Farm, £87 Throstle Grove Farm. Continental: £99 Old Glasson Farm, £84 Bensons Farm, £80, £78 Oak Avenue, £69 New Bungalow, £67 Oak Avenue. Dalesbred: £73 Fell End Farm. Horned: £67, £55 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £32 Bensons Farm. Swaledale: £64 Dove Cote Farm, £61 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £59 Dove Cote Farm, £57, £55, £54 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Herdwick: £54 Fell End Farm.

Cast Tups

Texel: £126 Lower Highfield, £80 Old Glasson Farm, £79 New Bungalow. Bluefaced Leicester: £106 Dunkenshaw Farm. Swaledale: £40 Dunkenshaw Farm.

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